Book Series Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia, vol. 75

Praedicatio Patrum

Studies on Preaching in Late Antique North Africa

Gert Partoens, Anthony Dupont, Shari Boodts (eds)

  • Pages: 483 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Illustrations:1 col.
  • Language(s):English, French, German
  • Publication Year:2017

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-57017-4
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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-57018-1
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This volume contains the proceedings of the conference “Ministerium Sermonis. An International Colloquium on North African Patristic Sermons” (Malta, 8-10 April 2015) and hopes to give a new impetus to the study of late antique African preaching.



The editors are members of the research units "History of Church and Theology" and "Literary Studies: Latin Literature" of KU Leuven.



The editors are members of the research units "History of Church and Theology" and "Literary Studies: Latin Literature" of KU Leuven (Belgium).
Shari Boodts is currently Senior Researcher at the Institute for Historical, Literary, and Cultural Studies (HLCS) at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands).


  • François DOLBEAU, Sermons « africains » : critères de localisation et exemple des sermons pour l’Ascension
  • Gert PARTOENS, A Medieval French Homiliary? A New Look at the Collectio Colbertina  (Paris, BN lat. 3798)
  • Shari BOODTS – Nicolas DE MAEYER, The Collectio Armamentarii (Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal 175). Status quaestionis and new avenues of research
  • Clemens WEIDMANN, Zur Grauzone zwischen authentischen und inauthentischen Predigten des Augustinus
  • Brian Møller JENSEN, Unidentified Sermons Attributed to Augustine in the Lectionarium Placentinum: Reception and Liturgical Use of Augustine in a Twelfth Century Lectionary for the Divine Office
  • Luc DE CONINCK, Le sermo 93 d’Augustin: date et circonstances
  • Carol HARRISON, Worship as the Beginning and End of Preaching
  • Isabelle BOCHET, Le commentaire augustinien des Psaumes pour Idithun: les Enarrationes in Psalmos 38, 61 et 76
  • Kevin G. GROVE, Christology, Ascent, and Augustine’s Idithun Enarrationes
  • Augustine Marie REISENAUER, Christ Examining, Excommunicating, and Exorcising the Antichrist in Augustine’s Homilies on the First Epistle of John
  • Paul R. KOLBET,  Rhetoric, Redemption, and the Practices of the Self. A Neglected Mode of Augustine’s Thinking
  • Matthew W. KNOTTS & Anthony DUPONT, Augustine’s Doctrine of Predestination in his Tractatus in Iohannis Euangelium
  • Alden Lee BASS, Dissident Preaching in Africa: Inherently Violent?
  • Roberto SPATARO, The Pseudo-Fulgentius Homilies on Easter: Theology, Rhetoric, Church Life
  • Naoki KAMIMURA, Augustine’s Sermones ad Populum and the Relationship Between Identity/ies and Spirituality in North African Christianity